Already showing signs of fading, this is a wine that needs to be drunk now. The fruit has disappeared into more mature secondary flavors, the tannins even showing signs of drying the wine.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.